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Canad’AIR – Episode 2
Surviving Confinement - Conversation with Canadian author Christian Guay-Poliquin

Centre culturel canadien
May 07th, 2020


At the end of March, the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris launched the Podcast Canad’AIR, to celebrate its 50th anniversary!

Our first episode, devoted to contemporary digital art, examined the relationship between humans and machines. In this second episode, Canad’AIR explores, through the vector of Canadian literature, what happens to human beings when they are confronted to themselves, in times of crisis.
What happens when the structures of society collapse? How can we respect nature for what it is? How do we learn to survive in isolation?

These are some of the questions raised in this second episode, in company of Canadian author Christian Guay-Poliquin. His work The Weight of Snow (Ed. La Peuplade 2016, Ed. de l’Observatoire 2018), part novel of anticipation and part contemplative fable, has been translated in many countries and has been awarded the Governor General’s Award of Canada, the Prix France-Québec and the Prix Libr’à Nous in France, among others.

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